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Homeowners breathe easier after visits from Chase Air—literally. One of the business's signature services is installing UV air cleansers, which go above and below air-conditioning coils to reduce or eliminate allergens and bacteria in homes. To keep HVAC systems pumping this healthful air through homes, the company's licensed technicians use 35-point air-conditioning and 26-point furnace checklists, which help them ensure the systems’ wires and blades are all working properly and the hamsters running the motors have enough yogurt.
But Chase Air didn't receive customer-service awards for four years in a row from Angie's List merely for providing immaculate AC and heating inspections. It became a fan favorite because its technicians also handle advanced services including green ductwork and installations of Frigidaire iQ Drive pumps, which are more energy efficient than conventional heat pumps. Chase Air selects the technicians who handle these services carefully, often helping them develop their skills through the company's own apprenticeship program.
Landmark Construction, a locally owned and operated company founded in 2003, integrates the skills of architects, builders, and real-estate professionals to overhaul—or simply spruce up—commercial and residential sites. With any remodeling or new construction project, Landmark channels more than 60 years of combined experience to produce exactly what a client envisions while remodeling kitchens or adding a second bathroom into a treehouse. Professionals also tend to less-intensive projects, repairing damage from water, fire, and termites and helping out around the house with general handyman services.
C-25 Carpet Care gives Mother Nature the respect she deserves by using eco-friendly cleaning agents in all its residential and commercial contracting endeavors. In addition to carpet and tile cleaning, the licensed-and-insured technicians are equipped for general contracting and intricate electrical work, and can yank out tablecloths without spilling a single wineglass. Routine dryer-vent cleanings and air-conditioner maintenance ensure houses are free of bacteria, mites, and other airborne allergens. Clients can also solicit C-25's water-damage restoration after epic floods, or request plumbing installation for bathtub-boats that were purchased for said floods.
At ATC Window Tinting, technicians line the surfaces of cars and homes with more than 30 types of film, each bearing a useful set of characteristics. Antireflective coverings subdue hazardous glares that could cause traffic accidents, and solar-protection films block out heat while driving in the sunshine or rolling through a tanning salon. Paint-protection films deflect damage caused by rocks, salt, or gravel displaced by a vehicle's wheels. The techs also decorate surfaces with custom graphics and protect headlights and taillights with Lamin-x film. Mobile tinting, with hours extended into the nights and weekends, makes the service convenient for patrons in surrounding areas.